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Fresh Modern Apt w/Gym+WiFi+Parking
Fresh Modern Apt w/Gym+WiFi+Parking
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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My renovated one-bedroom apartment is like a clean, sleek hotel room with a kitchen. It is located in the stylish suburb of Toorak and is very close to the Chapel Street precinct. It is a 30 second walk from public transport to the city/St Kilda.

The space

My apartment was recently renovated and I have tried to make it like a modern, clean hotel room. It is located in the upmarket, stylish suburb of Toorak and is close to the Chapel Street precinct. It is a 30 second walk to public transport to the city: The tram stop is right at the end of the Street!

The space would best suit couples or singles searching for a hotel-like private stay with the uniqueness of a local inner-city neighbourhood. Children from 8-years are welcome.

Included in the price are access to a communal gym, sauna, washing machine and dryer. I also provide many extras that make for a more comfortable stay. There is wifi (fast and unlimited of course!), electric oven, hair dryer, extra pillows and blankets, iron and ironing board, toilet paper, soap, 40-inch TV, , towels, soft bed linen with a doona/duvet and extra pillows and blankets.

The kitchen includes a fridge, kettle, toaster, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cooking oil. There are pots and pans and cooking utensils for those who prefer a night in.

Communication will be quick and easy and my response rate is at 100% and usually within the hour.

My Airbnb calendar is always up to date so if you search for and find your dates, it means they're free.

The photos are Airbnb verified and genuine. I have never cancelled a confirmed reservation.

Guest access

This apartment will be your own private space during your stay.

Guests will also have access to the communal facilities of the building which include the laundry (detergent provided), sauna and gym.

The apartment is on the third floor, which means that you will enjoy a wonderful view. Please be aware that there are three flights of stairs to access the apartment.

If you would like to arrive a little before check-in time, or depart a little after check-in time, I will definitely try to help and be as accommodating and flexible as I can. However this does depend on other guests' arrival and departure times. I will know whether this is possible in the days leading up to your stay.

Interaction with guests

I offer an information pack and will happily sit down with my guests to familiarize them with the area, the public transport system and anything else.

I am happy to offer advice during your stay and will always be reachable via email, phone, sms or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN); advice on anything from jogging routes, landmarks, parks, nightlife, day trips etc.

For easy arrival, all guests will receive the detailed information pack which will include the best ways to get to the apartment from the airport. I will provide maps and information about the area including the 'touristy' things to do and the not so 'touristy' things to do.

Other things to note

I have recently returned from a trip staying in Airbnb apartments all over Europe and I was inspired to create a space here in Melbourne that would rival and surpass the quality of the apartments I stayed in overseas. My new, modern studio apartment consists of an open plan living area, storage space, closet, soft couch and a very comfortable queen bed.

Superhost: I have three listings and have many positive reviews for all my listings.

This is my newest host listing on Airbnb and I have started the price quiet low so my guests can enjoy a bargain. I am looking forward to meeting new, interesting, easy going, courteous people.

Recently, I have had guests request add-on days after their initial booking only to find that the extra days have already been booked. Please be sure to book for the correct number of days initially to avoid disappointment.

The apartment is on the third floor, which means that you will enjoy a wonderful view. Please be aware that there are three flights of stairs to access the apartment.

OCT/NOV/DEC: At the moment, I am only accepting bookings minimum 7 nights. Please only enquire if your dates are for 7 nights for these months. This is why the price is set low. Sorry for any inconvenience. Discounts apply.

3 MONTHS ADVANCE: At the moment, I am only accepting bookings minimum 7 nights. Please only enquire if your dates are for 7 nights for advanced bookings. This is why the price is set low. Sorry for any inconvenience. Discounts apply.

DEC/JAN XMAS PERIOD: At the moment I am only accepting bookings that encompass the total period between Dec 22-Jan 14. Please only enquire if your dates are for 23 nights minimum. Discounts apply. Bookings for longer than 23 nights are also welcome across these dates. This is why the price is set so low. Sorry for any inconvenience.’

JAN/AUS OPEN TENNIS: At the moment I am only accepting bookings that encompass the total period between Dec 14-Jan 28. Please only enquire if your dates are for 14 nights minimum. Discounts apply. Bookings for longer than 14 nights are also welcome across these dates. This is why the price is set so low. Sorry for any inconvenience.

If your dates are booked, please check out my other listings:

"Hotel-Style Entire Apt w/WiFi & Gym". It is located in the same building and is very well priced for a quality private apartment.

"Plush Hotel-Style Ensuite QueenRoom". It is located nearby and is also very well priced for a quality private room.


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Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $45 NZD
Weekly Discount: 4%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Respect the neighbours with relative quiet during the evening.

No smoking (not even out the window).

Please clean up after using the kitchen.

Please turn off the lights, fan, etc. before leaving the apartment.

No loud gatherings/parties.

Relax and enjoy your stay!

I have charged a smaller cleaning fee in the hope that my guests will show common sense when caring for the cleanliness of the apartment (especially the kitchen and bathroom).

Please take out the trash before leaving and please take care (as best as you can) to leave the apartment in the condition that you found it in.

Please note that the apartment is on the third level and there is no lift. You get a wonderful view out of the window at this level. This is written in the listing description many times.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 28 nights.

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Nathan User Profile
September 2017
Darren's place was perfect for my short stay in Melbourne. It was easy access and a great location to travel around Melbourne. I highly recommend staying at this place

Ella User Profile
September 2017
Comfortable, warm, clean. Great location. Easy communication. Thanks!

Jason User Profile
August 2017
Excellent apartment, Darren - great host. Warm in winter ( heating fantastic ) Great secure block.

Jasper User Profile
August 2017
Great time awesome host ! :)

Helene User Profile
August 2017
A very nice place to discover Melbourne. It is very clean and city centre is easily accessible. Shops in Toorak Village.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Great location and beautiful place. Was super helpful when we needed to make a last minute change.

Jamin User Profile
July 2017
Darren's place is great. It's clean, cozy and really thoughtfully laid out. It's just around the corner from all sorts of shops and restaurants, and it's a short drive from many other nice spots in Melbourne - the botanical gardens, st. Kilda's beach, surry hill etc. We'd definitely stay at Darren's place again!

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Victoria, AustraliaJoined in July 2014
Darren User ProfileDarren is a superhost.

I am a young Melburnian born and bred.

I love travelling (who doesn’t!?), playing music and keeping fit.

I Have stayed with Airbnb throughout Europe and loved it so much that I gave hosting a go. It is going well so far and thoroughly enjoyable. I like to make things as easy as possible for my guests. I live with my wife in a suburb quite close to my listings, which helps me help guests.

I am sure you will enjoy my two very comfortable listings. Good luck with your booking!

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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